Don't forget Amy, you have to post yours, too.
Thanks for starting another one. I enjoy these threads, as even if the tips don't work for your family, they get you thinking.
1. Check to see if your area has an Entertainment Coupon Booklet. These cost up-front (about $25), but you can save hundreds on restaurants, activities, movies, pizza take-out, sports, fun centers, etc. We've had ours only 2 months and we've used almost $150 worth of coupons.
2. Make your own soap. (Yep, I still stand by this one). Not only is in inexpensive, but it's also better for your skin.
3. If it's not too late, start your seeds for your garden (it's not where I live, zone 5). Saves so much money if you don't wait and put in purchased starts. To go along with that, I've been reading that many towns and cities are creating community gardens where you can get a garden plot assigned to you for free to grow your own food. In my town, they even make sure there is water for irrigation... all you have to do is put the plants/seeds in and keep it tended.
4. Learn to cook a new bean dish. Beans are so inexpensive and they can be REALLY tasty. Combine with rice and you have a complete meal.
5. Check out your county's homemaker's extension office to see if they have any free classes or groups to learn a new skill (sewing, knitting, crocheting, gardening, canning, etc.).
6. I know this may not apply to many here, but if you are over 50, you are often considered a "senior citizen" already. Don't forget to ask for discounts. I'm not quite there yet, but dh is 55 and gets things like coffee for free and often 20% off his meals when we're out.